GSW 139 – Wrestling Superstars from Golden State Studios, Burbank, CA – March 1, 1980
In their debut, The U.S. Express made short work of The Mulkey Brothers when Barry Windham pinned Bill Mulkey after a BULLDOG – SQUASH – What a debut! Before the match, Barry Windham was asked about his father and Windham said, “That’s in the past. I’m looking forward to getting those belts back with my new partner.”
Rowdy Roddy Piper (with Cowboy Bob Orton) used the SLEEPER to put away Tom ‘Rocky’ Stone – ★ – Stone gave piper a little trouble but Piper was able to get the victory.
After the match, Gordon Solie asked Piper why he seemed to have a bit of trouble with Stone. Piper said, “My mind has been on other things. Mainly winning the Western Heavyweight Championship.” This brought out Bobby Heenan and King Harley Race. Race said, “I welcome your challenge but I tell you one thing, this title will never be around the waist of someone who wears a dress.” This irked Piper but he kept his cool.
Leaping Lanny Poffo shocked Big John Studd with a lighting quick offense that kept Studd off balance until Poffo put him away with a crossbody from the top rope – ★★ – Bobby Heenan who was ringside with Studd was furious and complained to the ref that Poffo had cheated. The crowd loved every second of this.
The Killer Bees beat Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff when B. Brian Blair took the Iron Sheik out with a SLEEPER – ★★½ – Sheik and Volkoff were looking to get a foothold on the tag rankings again but the Bees put a stop to that in an amazing match!
In the Main Event, a rematch for the GSW Television Championship, Magnificent Muraco used an over the shoulder back breaker to beat Hacksaw Jim Duggan to become the new champion – ★★★½ – A heck of a match here! Muraco shocked the crowd by wrestling by the book. Perhaps it was the presence of referee Dick Woehrle who kept Muraco and Mr. Fuji in line. The fans weren’t happy with the result but we have a brand new champion.